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Comment: Re:Under the guise of loophole and law. (Score 1) 289

by mvdwege (#48505499) Attached to: Gilbert, AZ Censors Biology Books the Old-Fashioned Way

Oh dear.

  1. The Inquisition was at its most powerful during the late Middle Ages, not the Dark Ages.
  2. The primary target of the Inquisition was to fight heresy. In Spain that was considered being Jewish or Muslim, in NWE that was mostly the official definition of wilfully contradicting Church dogma. As it so happens, in the two most famous cases a scientist went up against the Church, they got hit with a trial not for the scientific content of their work, but for insulting the Pope (Galileo) and preaching a schismatic faith (Bruno).

Really, the Church has enough to answer for if you stick to the facts. No need to make shit up. Christianity's most virulent anti-science attitudes arose in the Protestant denominations, and are mostly a product of the 18the Century and later, and in the modern day mostly a US aberration.

Comment: Re:Under the guise of loophole and law. (Score 1) 289

by mvdwege (#48490569) Attached to: Gilbert, AZ Censors Biology Books the Old-Fashioned Way

The Dark Ages was caused, in large part, but the rise in political influence of the Roman Catholic Church

This is just flat-out wrong. The rise of the Church correlates strongly with the end of the Dark Ages. Unless you want to use the old definition of 'Dark Ages' derived from Petrarch as anything between 500 and 1500.

+ - FreeBSD moving to systemd-like architecture

Submitted by mvdwege
mvdwege (243851) writes "For months now the most heard parting shot heard in systemd discussion from the detractors was: "I'll just move to FreeBSD". However, in his keynote (YouTube video, slides with transcript at Slideshare) at MeetBSD 2014, key developer Jordan Hubbard essentially told that systemd was the right way to go, and that FreeBSD would work towards a similar architecture."

Comment: Re:Go back in time 5 years (Score 1) 581

by mvdwege (#48460709) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

So you specifically installed it. Unless you go about your business installing tasks without knowing what's in them.

And you couldn't be bothered to RTFM. Instead you rant on Slashdot. And when called upon it, you get defensive. You are not an admin, you're a script kiddie living in Mommy and Daddy's basement.

Comment: Re:Go back in time 5 years (Score 1) 581

by mvdwege (#48455601) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

apt-cache show resolvconf

Let's snip some output, and then we see: Priority: optional

So, it only installs by default if you select tasks. What sane admin complains about a package that they selected themselves? And besides, it is only an apt-get --purge remove away.

For all your bragging that you have used Linux for so long, you sure make the impression of a script kiddie who thinks he's l33t for having successfully installed Ubuntu. Assuming you speak the truth, all it proves is that it took you ages to improve to merely incompetent.

The way to manage a Debian system is to set up a boot server with a netinst image, ideally with some preseeded packages and config, and then pull in the rest of the packages and config using a management system like cfengine or puppet. Either way, if you're an experienced Debian admin, you should know about the existence of resolvconf, and when it is useful or not. Installing it on a server and then complaining about it managing your resolv.conf file makes you a luser.

Comment: Re:Of course not! (Score 1) 125

by mvdwege (#48447365) Attached to: 2014 Hour of Code: Do Ends Justify Disney Product Placement Means?

I know it is popular these days in our little nerd bubble to hate on positive portrayals of girls, but when the highest-grossing film of 2013 gets called poorly-performing, I think it is time you turn in your geek card and search for a forum more appropriate to your intelligence.

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